The Finish Line

Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were sick and oppressed by the Devil while also teaching in the synagogues and dining with anyone that invited him in.   Jesus always went to where the people were, and he did what they asked of him while displaying the heart of God to heal and love all.

Jesus didn’t seem thrilled with the men that worked to catch him doing wrong or that tried to cause him to stumble with deceptive words and trick questions, but when one of their servants or children were sick, he undeniably helped them.  His love and obedience to God the Father was, and is perfect.  How many times have we stopped to help every single person that called out for help or asked us for something that we were able to do, but we chose not to do it, because it seemed too burdensome or costly? Thank God that Jesus counted up the cost for rescuing all of God’s children, and he chose to give all of himself to accomplish the work

We get to see the beauty of his sacrificial love and what it produced for our lives today, but in that time, no one could foresee what God was doing, so they were all either fearful, disobedient, or looking for ways to blame each other and find fault with each other. I find it interesting that it never mentions anyone in scripture that was praying to God seeking answers about whether or not Jesus was the Messiah, but they all used their own opinions and beliefs, or those of other men to come up with their strong acceptance or rejection of Jesus.

God is absolutely in love with his creation! He hasn’t been insistent on having things done His own way, because He would rather have the opportunity to help each of us navigate our life by letting us make mistakes and getting to the point of realizing that we will never solve every issue without His help, and we will never have enough without His ability to multiply what we have, but as each person gets done with the routines of religion and begins seeking out the Truth not as a concept or book of rules, but as a person and creator, then He is able to take us down the correct path that leads to eternal life.  If the path is difficult and few find it, how can we see all of the churches and believe that they are the few when they are filled with masses and masses of the population? 

I believe that few did find it on their own, but with the Holy Spirit leading the way, and daily surrender to Jesus being your Lord, we will all arrive on time.  Don’t miss your journey! Start spending your time wisely and focus on understanding the Truth. God’s Word is the Truth, but the world has a completely different version of what is truth. Don’t eat from the tree of the world (news, social media, negative stories), but turn now and eat what is good and will keep you alive. The world wants to kill you with stress and heavy burdens, but Jesus wants to carry that heavy burden for you, and give you rest for your soul.

There will be massive deliverance services for people that are still sick and oppressed of the devil that occur around the world for the next few years and people will all be trained and equipped to stand firm in Christ, and know the power of the Holy Spirit that will cause them to lay hands on the sick and see them recover.  They will cast out evil spirits from the people with a word and they will raise the dead and work mighty miracles by the Holy Spirit, but there will only be place for faith, hope and love in the lives of the people, and no one will doubt God’s goodness because the whole earth will be filled with His glory! 

Love is All We Need

People have the choice to love or to hate,  The Creator of all life sent His only begotten son into the world to show mankind how to walk the earth with one another in a right way.  The religious leaders in Jesus’s day were doing the same things that the extremists are still doing today by exalting themselves above others and creating division and hatred towards those that don’t fit into their ideal box of acceptable standards.  Jesus however triumphed over them when he willingly laid down his life in obedience to the Father.  That one selfless act of love, opened a doorway for people in the world to either follow and enter into eternal life, or to ignore and deny Jesus as the righteous One by continuing down a path of self-serving destruction that ultimately leads to outer darkness away from the Creator. 

Jesus made known what type of people would be granted access to eternal life with God, and also who it was that would be cast away due to their treatment of others in Matthew 25:34-46.  Jesus separates the good from the bad by what each individual did for those that could do nothing for them.  The people that helped the “least of them” were granted access into the eternal Kingdom of life, while those that refused to share their food, water and clothing, or welcome or visit the “least of them” went away into eternal punishment away from God.  

God is perfect love, and He created us to be partakers in that divine love by being in union with Him, but those that have no love for others have never known the only True God and Creator of all good.  God is so good that He even gives the evil person a chance to repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior no matter how much they did or didn’t do right in their lifetime.  We read this in the scriptures found in Luke 23:39-43 when the two criminals were hung next to him on the cross; one his right and one on his left.  The criminal on the left mocked him, but the one on the right knowing that he was being paid back his just penalty of death asked Jesus to remember him when he comes into his kingdom, to which Jesus replied, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”  

A person that thinks they are righteous or good enough without Jesus will never make it into eternal life, because no one was found worthy enough with their own human ability to escape the bondage of corruption in the world.  That is why God sent us a Savior into the world.  Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and be transformed by renewing your mind in the Word of God. I am not referring to religion as a means to eternal life, but a personal relationship with the Creator.  When a person knows who they are as a child of God, and how greatly they are loved, it is impossible for that person to not want to share that same love with those that are broken and hurting in the world.  At least that has been my own experience since discovering a life with God’s Holy Spirit leading me.  

I had a personal encounter with God on Good Friday, March 2016.  God told me that He wanted to answer my question that I kept asking in prayer.  My question was how could we stop the evil that was destroying the children and families so severely at that time in AZ.  He said, “Only one thing can destroy evil completely and that is love.”  I thought that was too simple, but then I realized that man had made something so simple into such a difficult burden by polluting the world with so much wrong thinking.  In order to destroy evil with love, it requires people to understand what love actually is, and what it isn’t.  Love is patient, love is kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.  Faith, hope and love will remain; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13.

During my encounter with God that afternoon, I asked Him if anyone would believe that He visited me and shared many things with me that I would not have otherwise known, and He said this; “You might be surprised to learn that most people that say they know me, have never known me.”  He was correct of course, and I quickly discovered that most religious leaders couldn’t accept that God would show up in all of His glory to have a conversation with a woman that really didn’t go to church, but pours out her heart in prayer for all of the hurting children and individuals in the world.  God not only came and spoke to me, He also answered all of my prayers and He transformed our state in to one of the best in the nation when it comes to the treatment of our children, the oppressed-homeless, addicted, in prisoned, and the “least of them”.   Thank YOU Jesus!  

There are many areas that still need focus and help in our state, so I encourage everyone to begin praying for the things that need divine intervention.  I believe that issues like sex trafficking, child abuse, drug addiction, sickness, mental illness and more are all coming to an end.  The numbers might say differently today, but I watched and prayed every step of the way for the transformation of our Foster Care System since 2015, and God moved every mountain out of the way in order to fulfill those prayers and provide a better path for the children of our state to know love.  

God does hear our prayers, because He told me that all of my prayers had filled His bowl and He was arousing Himself to come and trample down my enemies.  My enemies are the same enemies as everyone else in this world.  They are demonic spirits that are working to destroy people with division, hatred, bitterness, greed, lust and anger.  Don’t pray that your life will be better, pray that blessings will come to all those that have hurt you!  I realized one day while stuck in traffic with angry, stressed out people all around me that if I ever wanted to see good in this world, all of these people around me would need to be blessed and know that they are loved, so I began praying for every single person in the miles and miles of traffic each day.  That was what caused God to come and visit me.  Maybe I was a bit extreme, but it takes radical love to see radical changes, so I gave it all that I had, and believed that God could do what we were never going to be able to do on our own.  Melt the hardened hearts by pouring out love everywhere!